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Dove Creek Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   147 Seaside Avenue, MM 94.5 Oceanside, Key Largo, FL 33037   |  
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Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Key Largo
Shepperton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Loved it as Always!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2008

This was our second stay at Dove Creek. We had such a brilliant time when we stayed here two years ago that we wanted to stay here again on our journey down to Key West.

We stayed with friends this time in a two bedroom suite and yet again the interior was absolutely lovely and we were all very comfortable (I would note that the 2nd bedroom does have twin beds and not a double). The pool ws lovely and we enjoyed our meal next door at Snappers, more so than we did two years ago.

Definitely worth spending a night or two here if you are planning to drive down to Key West as the hotel provides a great base for snorkeling at John Pennekamp and the staff are very helpful and friendly.

  • Liked — Rooms and staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St. Petersburg, Fl
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2008

We visited Dove Creek Lodge in late March for our Honeymoon. We are young mid 20's couple and we compromised on staying here after reading all of the great reviews we found. We were still hesitant to spend so much money ( the rates are pretty high during Spring Break) but I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. During check in Gwen congratulated us on our marriage and showed us to our room. Inside was an Easter basket for us (seeing as we checked in on Easter day). After exploring the one bedroom suite we reserved we went on a tour of the premesis. The grounds were great. If you are looking however for a beach front hotel, this is not for you. There is a great pool and spa next to two hammocks. This is all enclosed by mangroves and on one side are boat slips. The hotel has been recently renovated and we LOVED the decor. Especially how there is only carpet in the bedroom (makes for a cleaner environment). Throughout our stay we enjoyed the continental breakfast each morning. We never did eat at Snappers due to the reviews. We drove all the way to The Fish Company in Islamorada (behind Wide World of Sports) most nights and enjoyed great food and service their each time as well as a gorgeous view (its on the water and we HIGHLY reccomend this place). My new husband did go on an inshore fishing tour set up by Gwen (she is great), and although he didn't catch anything (the weather was quite windy on our stay) he did have a great time. My husband is also an avid angler so he tends to be picky when guides take him out, but he really enjoyed his trip. This is also how we came about this hotel, through different fishing forums online. I can't say enough great things about this hotel. I can guarantee that every time we visit the Keys, we will be staying here.

  • Liked — The hotel we amazingly clean and the staff was more helpful than you would ever expect
  • Disliked — Although everything about my trip was great, I wish they had a beach
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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va
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

I initially made a deposit on 2/2/07 of which they charged me $445
I had to change the date of my stay, and they said no problem, but, charged me an additional $445 deposit
On my stay they charged me the full amount, of $559.66 ignoring the deposits
Numerous calls have resulted in no response.
Their reservation and accounting system is non existent. It's a beuatiful resort, but I've been overcharge $890 with no resolution

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2008

We stayed here on our way to Key West. Such a laid-back, friendly atmosphere. We loved it. Beautiful property, nice restaurant and bars next door, and wonderful service. We stayed one night, drove to Key West and partied for 3 days, and we had planned to stay in Miami near the airport our last night. We enjoyed Dove Creek so much, that I called and asked if they had any rooms left for our final night, and luckily they had one. It was a great way to decompress.

Both rooms we had were lovely, the beds were comfy, and we nearly had the pool to ourselves. Very relaxing.

We would definitely choose this spot in Key Largo again.

Stayed June 2008
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Winter Garden, Florida
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2008

We recently visited the Dove Creek Lodge on our way to Key West and were very satisfied with our visit. We had the Handicapped garden view room which had a balcony(our view was mostly obstructed by a giant palm tree) and a large washroom. The room was clean and simple and the staff was helpful with any questions we had.
Breakfast was included in the price. The choices included granola, fresh fruit, bagels, yogurt and coffee, just to name a few.

The lodge also has a pool, hot tub and a restaurant on site. We unfortunately did not get the chance to do either. Hopefully next time:)

  • Liked — clean and it included breakfast
  • Disliked — DVD player is not compatible with Florida's digital cable transition...yet..
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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miami
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2008

Dove Creek Lodge is a Gem. Recently I stayed at Dove Creek Lodge and Took My Family. We Received A Stay and Play Package for the Weekend. What a Wonderful Idea for Florida Residents During the Summer.You Check In On A Friday and you Don't check out until 4 On Sunday (most places its 11) A Complimentary Continental Breakfast is served in the Lobby , You Can use the Kayaks for Free and you Receive a Free pass for Two for Sunday brunch at Snappers Restaurant Next Door. The Food at Snappers was Excellent and the Staff Was very friendly. Dove Creek is a Wonderful Place to Bring Your Family. We Will Return to Dove Creek Lodge for Many Years to Come. The Rooms are 159.00 and up and are Very Clean and Fresh. From The Very First Day We Checked in Until the Day We checked out , Service Was great And The Girls at The Front Desk Go Above And Beyond expectation. Stay You Wont Regret It................

  • Liked — The rooms are very clean
  • Disliked — We Couldnt stay longer
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2008

We stayed at Dove Creek Lodge for a few days during our recent honeymoon. I found the place on TripAdvisor and booked it because of all the great reviews from past travelers. It did live up to the reviews! The staff was very friendly, the room was decorated very nice with tons of space, the resort is right on the ocean with a great restaurant and boat rental company on site. We loved the hammocks on the beach and the pool/jacuzzi area. The only problem we had was that the king size bed in our room actually turned out to be two twin mattresses pushed together, one was a bit taller than the other, fortunately we had no problems with snuggling up on one of the twin mattresses. I would go back again if I am ever in the area.

  • Liked — The view
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 147 Seaside Avenue, MM 94.5 Oceanside, Key Largo, FL 33037
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Key Largo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dove Creek Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly part of the Ascend Collection of Choice Hotels, Dove Creek Lodge is an intimate island style boutique hotel. Warm, friendly and uncomplicated. Inspired by the lore of Hemingway's Caribbean hideaways. Dove Creek Lodge is the perfect choice for your next island retreat. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, in Key Largo, Dove Creek lodge sits adjacent to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. In the center of the best fishing, diving and family fun you will ever experience.Come, step through our doors and see what we're all about. ... more   less 
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